Man on bail for DVO breaches says he still loves victim
A MAN who pleaded with the magistrate to have contact with his partner has been forbidden to see her as part of his bail conditions.
"We fought for two years to be able to live together and it's going to be very hard going if there's no contact,” he said.
The Kingaroy man pleaded not guilty to two charges of contravene a domestic violence order in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on Monday.
The 36-year-old said he still loved his partner and a no-contact bail condition would not give the relationship a chance to be mended.
Police prosecutor Pepe Gangemi said it only took the defendant nine days before he appeared before court again after he was allowed contact with the woman.
Magistrate Louisa Pink said it was too much of a risk to allow contact again.
"The allegations are you threatened to stab her, smashed glass and overturned a bookcase whilst a child was in the room,” she said.
Defence lawyer Chris Campbell said in the lead-up to the incident, the aggrieved was allegedly smoking weed and marijuana, which resulted in erratic behaviour.
The man then went to stay with his mother.
The court heard the aggrieved then allegedly turned up at the mother's home and caused damage.
"She's a subject of a breach herself,” Mr Campbell said.
The lawyer requested the defendant's bail address be set as the mother's house until further notice, as the aggrieved was living in the defendant's rental house with her 15-year-old child.
Mr Campbell said the aggrieved was unable to obtain rental accommodation herself.
Ms Pink said most domestic violence cases required the perpetrator to leave.
"Gone are the days where the victim is expected to leave the property,” she said.
The defendant was granted bail under the condition he lives at his mother's house and does not contact the aggrieved or her child.
The matter was adjourned for mention in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on September 16.